Thursday, January 15, 2009

Flourishes Sneak Peek 3!

Hi all! It's day three of Flourishes Sneak Peek and.. you're going to want to sit down for this one! It's also Stamp Simply Friday. So, get ready for a double dose of fun!

Today, Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge is -- Senior Citizens RULE! (ssnotime70 on SCS) You see, she is turning the big 55 today! So, by AARP's standards -- she can get her 10% discount now! LOL! So, her challenge was for us to make a card that is suitable for a senior! You could go vintage, put a splash of humor in it -- whatever strikes your fancy! If you need some more inspiration after you check out my card -- be sure to travel over to see - Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ, and Deb! And, don't forget to wish Sharon a happy birthday!!! :-)

When I got the challenge and looked at the Flourishes set that was going to be "peeked" today, it was fate! Doesn't this chair remind you of the kind you'd find at grandma's house? It does me! Those antique, upholstered chairs that were fit for a study!

This is part of the new "Chairs To You" set. It's such a fun set that has a bunch of sayings perfect to deliver a dose of fun! What's cool is, this set all began on my blog! Yep. A few months back, I offered up some blog candy and asked those that stopped by to give me some ideas for stamp sets that they would love to see on polymer or rubber. Well, I got more than 100 ideas and -- one -- I had to sit down for! Literally! I immediately went to the ladies at Flourishes and they were all ears! You'll have to read more about the concept designer HERE. Thanks Jessica for coming up with one heck of an idea!!! I love how it turned out!

To make my card it's pretty easy! I stamped my chair twice with Palette Noir ink - once on my base and other on my Basic Grey Eva patterned paper. I colored my main image with shades of brown Copic markers, shaded the floor with cool grey and then cut out the second chair so that I only had the upholstery in the patterned paper. Add a mat with some fancy corner edges. And, then add the saying on a punched oval with a ribbon accent! That's it! I also added some fun bling to my punched corners. I love the vintage flair of this card!


Want to take a seat and see what the rest of the DT has in store?


Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Dee Jackson
Nancy Kirk
Jan Marie Caruso
Kimberly Crawford
Cindy Haffner
Becca Feeken

Silke Ledlow


Before you go blog hopping - be sure to check out the Flourishes Newsletter for a chance at winning this set! And, don't forget to join us tonight for our release party from 7 pm - 9 pm Eastern time over at the Flourishes Forum on Splitcoast. That's where we'll reveal all the new sets and give you an opportunity for more prizes!


Thanks for stopping by!!!




29 comments:

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! Great minds think alike, as you will soon see!! Yours turned out WAY more gorgeous than mine!!!! AMAZING!!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

That sentiment is too cute, great image. I guessed this on Tuesday on the forum.. How exciting! I think this challenge is too fun, I will check out Sharons blog...

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

I love your take on the chair, Julie. It's beautiful! Makes me really anxious to see the whole unveiling.

Latisha said...

This is so elegant looking! How did you get the corners like that, I need that punch or whatever it is lol!!

Joan B said...

I LOVE this. that sentiment is cracking me up.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Love it, Julie!!!!! Great colors, framing, and corner detailing. Really love the paper piecing!!!! Great card!!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Julie, that chair is totally fabulous!!! And so perfect for today's challenge!!! I love the paper patterns you chose -- what a fun and pretty card!!! Thanks much!!!

Heather said...

I love that chair, and I love what you did with that chair, Julie.

I can't wait to see the rest of the set.

Norine said...

love how you did the chair it looks so real and the colors are so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Bev said...

Love your pp chair; really pretty! I also like the cute birdhouse card-like peeking through the circle.

denise g. said...

OUCH! You made my jaw hit the desk (and it's cold metal) AGAIN.
This is drop dead gorgeous, Julie! Do those Flourishes people realize how lucky they are to have you? Not only do you make their products look awesome EVERY time, but now you're giving them the image ideas. WOW! Just WOW!

Becky said...

That is really funny. I love the old lady chair! Awesdome!

Silke said...

WOW - Julie - this is fabulous!!! I love the DP you chose and the paper piecing is the perfect idea for this chair!!

Jerri Kay said...

Fabulous Julie, I love this set, it's a winner!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Julie.
I love the paper piecing and the dp.

Karen x

Karen W said...

Just beautiful!! I'm so excited about these new sets.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh my stars, how cute! I love how you pieced the chair cushions, and that sentiment is awesome! Great card, Julie!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Julie! This is definitely an "old lady" chair LOL! Love the ribbon tucked in behind the sentiment!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a great card image! Love your paper piecing here!

Ann said...

Very pretty, Julie!

BTW, your link for Cindy Haffner is messed up.

ChristineCreations said...

That chair is wonderfully upholstered Julie! :) And...I wouldn't say totally grandma-ish...because it's just too fabulous!

Dee Jackson said...

gorgeous gorgeous card Miss Julie!! I love the corner and the paper you used.

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh this is wonderful. So elegant and charming.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE this chair card ... gorgeous!!

Leslie Miller said...

I just love the look of this set and the whole idea of it! What a fabulous card, Julie! So many possibilities with this set. Love it!

Elena said...

Gorgeos card! I love the frame you created Julie!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the paper piecing with this image. It's just perfect!

Juliann said...

What a great card! I just love the way you did the chair!

Mandy said...

I love the paper piecing on this! Looks JUST LIKE cushions!!